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Title Hastings from the London Road
Collection Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
Artist Aglio, Agostino Maria (Italian painter and scenographer, 1777-1857, active in Great Britian)
Date Earliest about 1820
Date Latest about 1830
Description

In this painting Aglio depicted the landscape around the town of Hastings. The view is similar to his Entrance to Hastings from the London Road (inv. no. HASMG:951.10), although here the artist has chosen to represent the town from further away. This allowed more to be shown of the dramatic cliffs on which Hastings is set, making a pleasing and interesting composition.

The painting reflects a growing interest in depicting local landscapes at the beginning of the nineteenth century that can also be seen in the works of English artists such as Constable and Gainsborough.

Current Accession Number HASMG:946.64.8
Subject landscape; townscape; place (Hastings)
Measurements 41.0 x 60 cm.0 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Unknown.
Publications Public Catalogue Foundation, Oil Paintings in Public Ownership in East Sussex, London, 2005, ill. p. 288.
Notes See also a similar view by the artist, inv. no. HASMG:951.10.
Rights Owner Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
Author Bryony Bartlett-Rawlings
 

 

 

 

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